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#214681 - 04/10/14 12:34 AM Re: Haikant ? [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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on white wood under rough bark
a wood louse writes in cursive
-- wofahaulicdoc sees numbers

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#214684 - 04/10/14 07:18 AM Re: Haikant ? [Re: jenny jenny]
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Hugh can, but haikant.

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#214685 - 04/10/14 11:15 AM A sashay into today [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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sashay

PRONUNCIATION:(sa-SHAY)
MEANING:
verb intr.:
1. To move, walk, or glide along nonchalantly.
2. To strut or move in a showy manner.
ETYMOLOGY:
From switching of syllables in a mispronunciation of French chassé (a ballet movement involving gliding steps with the same foot always leading), past participle of chasser (to chase), from captare (to try to catch), frequentative of Latin capere (to take). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kap- (to grasp), which also gave us captive, capsule, chassis, cable, occupy, deceive, behoof, caitiff, percipient, captious, and gaff. Earliest documented use: 1836.
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STASHAY - to hide your stash in a stack of hay

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#214686 - 04/10/14 04:57 PM not unlike a window [Re: jenny jenny]
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SASHLY - "as a matter of fact, it is"
usage: "Sashly not an easy word to parody!"

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#214687 - 04/10/14 08:12 PM Re: not unlike a window [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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SUSHAY – A French food consisting tiny omelets topped with raw snail or mushroom. Also SUSHÉ.

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#214689 - 04/11/14 08:55 AM Not unlike a window but more like a snake [Re: Tromboniator]
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viperine

PRONUNCIATION: (VY-puhr-in, -puh-ryn)
MEANING:
adjective: Of or relating to a viper; venomous; malicious.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin vipera (snake), which arose from a mispronunciation/contraction of vivipera, from vivus (alive) + parere (to give birth). Vipers are named so because most vipers give birth to live young (instead of eggs). The eggs stay within the mother's body till they are ready to hatch. Earliest documented use: around 1540.
USAGE:
"The musical taught a generation of viperine office politicians how to stick a shiv into their bosses without leaving any fingerprints on the handle."
Terry Teachout; Lovable, Huggable, and Unscrupulous Too; The Wall Street Journal (New York); Mar 29, 2011.
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VIPERWINE- a delightful fun wine; properly aged on the vine, very smoothe, but slightly slimey with a bite.

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#214690 - 04/11/14 10:28 AM runs on snake oil [Re: jenny jenny]
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VIPERING - the Worm Ouroboros, who circles the Universe with its tail in its mouth

VIPERLINE - a family of muscle cars, made by Dodge


Edited by wofahulicodoc (04/11/14 03:26 PM)
Edit Reason: another thought

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#214698 - 04/11/14 09:44 PM If must you steal; steal from the best. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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VIPERIME - a rime about snakes

Example:

The snake lies rolled in the cheerful sun
Or the snake as roll'd in a flowering bank
Love hath made thee a tame snake
I fear me you but now warm the starved snake


- Lines from me and Shakespeare smile

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#214702 - 04/12/14 09:49 PM revisited [Re: jenny jenny]
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VIPERING - how they clean da terlet in Brooklyn

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#214703 - 04/13/14 08:21 AM Re: revisiting VIPERINE all over again redux [Re: wofahulicodoc]
jenny jenny Offline
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That's odd.

In France we VIPERINSE.

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